Everyone wants to know, "Is Tiger Woods Back?" The Athlon Sports 2012 Golf Annual tees off on the multi-faceted Tiger debate, which seems to have as many angles as a golf ball has dimples.
We take a stroll around the golfing globe with "Nine Major Questions" and "Teeing Off," examining Tiger's pending return to the major championship stage and the 14-time major championship winner's quest to return to glory, along with the United States' Ryder Cup chances against Europe at Medinah Country Club near Chicago, Hank Haney's tell-all book about Tiger and Rory McIlroy's attempt at an encore after last year's breakout effort.
As always, we provide hole-by-hole coverage for all four of this season's major championships — The Masters at Augusta National, the U.S. Open at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, the British Open at Royal Lytham & St Annes in Lancashire, England, and the PGA Championship at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resort (S.C.) — as well as a look ahead at the Ryder Cup.
This year's magazine also includes insightful commentary by Golf Channel lead analyst Brandel Chamblee, who provides his take on each player ranked in Athlon Sports' Top 20 — from surprise No. 1 Tiger Woods all the way to old favorite No. 20 Jim Furyk. Chamblee also gives his overview and prediction for each of this year's major championships.
Athlon Sports' "Elite 8" — the world's best golf instructors — return with stroke-saving tips from tee-to-green. We unwind with a little R&R in our "Resorts & Real Estate" golf destination tips, look at "18 Holes to Play" for anyone working on their bucket list along with their golf game, and highlight the sport's cutting edge technology in "Equipment: 2012" — which previews the best clubs on the market, covering every club in the bag from driver to putter.
Finally, we end our round with a head-to-head matchup between two of the game's most extraordinary players, comparing Tiger Woods' 1997 Masters masterpiece with Rory McIlroy's 2011 U.S. Open outburst at Congressional.
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